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MAY
2
1 years

'American Idol' Diva Do-Over: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Diva Do-Over: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

It was Groundhog’s Day in May at American Idol on Wednesday night, as the final four girls faced off for a second time in a battle of the ballads. You saw all the action (or lack of it) and you head the runs and big notes, but what didn’t you see? Read on for a view from inside…

1. He’s often in attendance but not always seen among the throngs of exciting audience members, but Idol creator and XIX Entertainment founder Simon Fuller was most certainly in the house for the final four, part deux.

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MAY
1
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Dominates as Finale Draws Near

'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Dominates as Finale Draws Near

With just two weeks to go until the American Idol finale, is there any doubt about who should claim victory? 

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APR
25
1 years

'American Idol' 'Shocker': Who Went Home?

'American Idol' 'Shocker': Who Went Home?

At the end of Wednesday night’s performance show, Ryan Seacrest cryptically teased viewers of a major twist that would be revealed on results night.

Seacrest continued to torture us with even more allusiveness at the beginning of American Idol’s Thursday night show.

“In just a bit, I will announce some shocking news that will affect the judges and turn the competition upside down,” he said.

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APR
25
1 years

'American Idol' Judges Get Giddy as Final Four Face Off: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Judges Get Giddy as Final Four Face Off: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

One thing you can always say about American Idol -- despite any behind-the-scenes drama, the judges and ever reliable host Ryan Seacrest always show up with their game face on and professionalism in check.

Certainly that was the case for Wednesday’s top 4 show, when finalists Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Angie Miller hit the stage for two solo numbers and one duet.

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APR
11
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Lazaro Arbos' Fate Decided; Burnell Taylor Tweets 'GOD IS GOOD!'

'American Idol' Recap: Lazaro Arbos' Fate Decided; Burnell Taylor Tweets 'GOD IS GOOD!'

Everyone, breathe a sigh of relief. Lazaro Arbos' improbable, Sanjaya-like run on American Idol is over: after weeks of remaining in the competition despite being talentless and tone-deaf and unprepared, the sweaty ice cream scooper was finally voted out Thursday night in an unpredictable elimination round that could have sent Amber Holcomb home instead.

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APR
11
1 years

'American Idol' Producers Try to Speed Up Mariah Carey's Comments, Get Control of Stage Smoke: What You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Producers Try to Speed Up Mariah Carey's Comments, Get Control of Stage Smoke: What You Didn't See on TV

When the season 12 contestants gather for breakfast on Friday, there will be one less egg to fry. But will it be five girls or four and a guy? Before we find out the results tonight, here are 15 things you didn’t see if you watched American Idol at home on Wednesday night. The Hollywood Reporter, as always, had a prime seat at Stage 36. Read on ...

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APR
10
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Sparkles in Best Show Performance of 'All Time'

'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover Sparkles in Best Show Performance of 'All Time'

This week, the remaining six American Idol singers each said a little prayer as they tried to deliver the goods on two themes: tunes by Burt Bacharach/Hal David and a song they wish they had written.

After an emotional cold open, host Ryan Seacrest said, “The fire inside our finalists is burning stronger than ever.”

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APR
4
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Ugh, Lazaro Arbos Is the New Sanjaya

'American Idol' Recap: Ugh, Lazaro Arbos Is the New Sanjaya

It's official: Lazaro "I Forgot the Lyrics" Arbos is the new Sanjaya Malakar. Not only is the Florida ice cream scooper of questionable talent, but his mere presence in this self-serious competition seems like a cruel joke.

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APR
3
1 years

'American Idol' Rocks the Classics: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Rocks the Classics: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

American Idol’s top 7 were ready to rock on Wednesday night, as the show kicked out some old-timely jams -- and one Evanescence song -- for its theme this week. Most handled the challenge competently, which could make Thursday’s results slightly less predictable. Until that riveting moment, 15 things you didn’t see on TV to hold you over…

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MAR
27
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Nicki Minaj Bashes Janelle Arthur, Hits on Smokey Robinson

'American Idol' Recap: Nicki Minaj Bashes Janelle Arthur, Hits on Smokey Robinson

Drama on Detroit Music Night! 

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MAR
21
1 years

'American Idol' Takes on the Beatles: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Takes on the Beatles: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV

If you were watching American Idol at home Wednesday night, you saw the top nine finalists sing the songs of the Beatles. But you had to be in the studio audience to see all the action off-camera. As always, The Hollywood Reporter was there and taking notes. Read on for a front-row view of 10 things TV viewers didn't see on the March 20 show.

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MAR
20
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: Beatles Night Is Not a Total Disaster

'American Idol' Recap: Beatles Night Is Not a Total Disaster

When I heard American Idol was doing Beatles Night, the side of me that loves to hate-watch the show kicked in: grab the popcorn this could end in total disaster!

[EVIL LAUGH.]

However, most of the remaining nine finalists proved me oh-so-wrong on Wednesday -- in particular, Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Janelle Arthur, who gained back some frontrunner buzz with her sweet and soothing performance of "I Will."

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MAR
20
1 years

Colton Dixon Returning to 'American Idol' Stage Next Week (Exclusive)

Colton Dixon Returning to 'American Idol' Stage Next Week (Exclusive)

Season 11 alum Colton Dixon will make a triumphant return to the American Idol stage on the March 28 results show, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

“I am going to be on next week, which is crazy,” Dixon tells THR. “It is coming up so fast."

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MAR
14
2 YEARS

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj Arrives Late for Live Show; 5 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj Arrives Late for Live Show; 5 Things You Didn't See on TV

It was performance night Wednesday on American Idol, and the first live show of the season produced some surprises that you didn’t see at home -- at least one of which had the producers in the dark (we're looking at you, tardy-for-the-party Nicki Minaj). Here are five noteworthy sights from the Idol-Dome on top 10 night, when the finalists had to sing songs by winners from the series’ first 11 seasons:

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